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Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781119025559
Number of Pages: 640
Published: 08/05/2015
Width: 16.5 cm
Height: 24.1 cm
A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as both a product of the cultural forces of his times and a cultural force in his own right.

  • Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their full historical context, rather than privileging the theological context
  • Presents Augustine’s life, works and leading ideas in the cultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant and engaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time and place
  • Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to the many and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Roman culture
  • State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field

Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Mark Vessey is Professor of English and Principal of Green College at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Latin Christian Writers in Late Antiquity and Their Texts (2005), and has edited Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions (2005) and The Calling of the Nations: Exegesis, Ethnography, and Empire in a Biblical-Historic Present (2011).

"This companion was first published in 2012 and has now been republished in paperback. Its scope and breadth is as impressive as the list of contributors ... An essential tool for any philosopher's library." Exegetical Tools (October 2015) "This is a successful Companionthat fills in certain lacunae in the study of Augustine and late antiquity. As such, it is more suited to scholars with specific interests than beginners looking for entry points into Augustine's complex and sophisticated thought." Religious Studies Review (December 2013) "This inter- and intra-disciplinary companion to Augustine gathers and presents new flavours within Augustine research, which certainly leaves us yearning for more." Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses

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